What to Do in Valdez-Trails to explore

Lush, scenic and well maintained trails provide ample opportunity to fill in the gaps between  tours during your Valdez visit.  Pack a lunch and make a day out of catching some of these trails and you will surely understand why we live in and explore this special little mountain town.  Whether adventuring by foot or bicycle, the office staff at Anadyr is happy to suggest appropriate trails for your group and time frame.  Stop by any day of the week!

An Easy 20 minutes. The trail head is located just at the end of Norht Harbor Drive, right in town!

Easy with a great view of the east end of Valdez Bay. The trail head is located just at the end of North Harbor Drive (just passing our shop) right in town!

Located at the end of Egan, just past the bridge, this short loop takes you to the beach at Port Valdez and back!

Located at the end of Egan, just past the bridge, take the short loop to the beach at Port Valdez and back!  Can sometimes be overgrown, but here you can find Salmonberries!

 

Wide, gravel trail which takes you up to the resevoir.  A little climbing but still quite a light hike.  Beautiful view of Sugarloaf and the Chugach range!  Find the trail head on the other side of the Valdez Bay, driving past the Fish Hatchery.

Wide, gravel trail which takes you up to the Solomon Gulch Lake (resevoir).  A little climbing initially but still quite a light hike. Beautiful view of Sugarloaf and the Chugach range! Find the trail head on the other side of the Valdez Bay, driving past the Fish Hatchery. You’ll see the marker titled “John F Hunter Memorial Trail” on your left.

 

Don't miss out on the chance to see the stunning Mineral Creek Canyon and its waterfalls.  You can catch it off of Egan or near the water tower at Mineral Creek Loop.  Grab a mountain bike and head 6.8 miles back to check out an old stampmill.

Don’t miss out on the chance to see the stunning Mineral Creek Canyon and its waterfalls. You can catch it off of Egan or near the water tower at Mineral Creek Loop. Grab a mountain bike and head 6.8 miles back to check out an old stampmill.

 

Only a few miles of lush, tree covered, mossy trail can make you feel so at peace!  A lovely, simple walk ends at the Richardson Hwy in Keystone Canyon.  You can walk back to the trail head here in around an hour.

A few miles of perfectly lush, tree covered, mossy trail can make you feel so at peace! A lovely, simple walk ends at the Richardson Hwy in Keystone Canyon. You can walk back to the trail head here along the highway and check out Horsetail and Bridle Vail Falls in under an hour.

 

Arguably the most spectacular hike in the Valdez Area!

Arguably the most spectacular hike in the Valdez Area!  Simply Not to be missed if you’re heading through Keystone Canyon.

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